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Megan D. - Seeking Work in Colchester

17.14 / hour

I starting babysitting when I was about thirteen, then when I turned 16 I began working at a daycare where I worked for five years. After that I was a nanny for a couple families while I double majored earning my bachelors in Sociology and another in Early Childhood Education. Currently I have a teaching certificate, my CPR certification, first aid certification and I am a para professional in a Pre. K classroom. I am in need of a summer position, it would start mid June and go until the end of August. I am very dependable, outdoorsy, professional, energetic, creative, active, experienced and caring. I love taking children on little field trips, I have taken past families to the zoo, hiking, aquarium, museums, to the beach, six flags, and the list goes on.
Tara K. - Seeking Work in Colchester

11.42 / hour

I regularly babysat a 7-year-old girl throughout the 2012-2013 school year. I got her off the bus, helped her with homework, occasionally made meals,took her to the park, and entertained her until her parents got home from work. I also occasionally babysit a family of three children, one 3-year-old, one 6-year-old, and one 10-year-old, on night's that their parents go out.
Kathleen N. - Seeking Work in Colchester

14.28 / hour

I have been babysitting since i was a young teen. After HS I moved to Maine for 1 year as a live in nanny to a 4 month old (at the time i started. I have had several different part time & full time babysitting & nanny jobs over the years.
Brianna F. - Seeking Work in Colchester

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am a certified teacher from Connecticut. I recently graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with my degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. My degree also certifies me as a special education teacher for pre-k and kindergarten students. Through my education, I have participated in many education classes, as well as clinical and student teaching experiences, which were supervised by a teacher and an university supervisor. My educational experience consists of working with children in preschool to third grade and children with varying special needs. While I was going to school, I also worked at a daycare for three and a half years. I was quickly promoted at the daycare from a starting staff, to a program group leader, and then to a preschool assistant teacher. At the daycare, I planned lessons, conducted lessons, supervised other staff and created a safe and nurturing environment for children in preschool, 1st grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade. Currently, I am teaching summer school in an ABA (applied behavior analysis) classroom, which ends in early August. I also have much experience babysitting children of all ages; from newborn to 13 years old.
Rachel G. - Seeking Work in Colchester

22.85 / hour

I am now 20 and I have worked at a daycare since the age of 16. I have also been babysitting since the age of 12. I have babysat children of all ages, including infants. I've had the most experience with children from ages 2 1/2 to 11 because those are the ages of children that attend the daycare I work at, although I am comfortable with children of all ages! I don't mind changing diapers but at the same time i would love to listen and dance to music with an older child! I am currently attending community college and i have taken a few courses in Child Development. I also took a course in Child Develpment in highschool.
Lisa B. - Seeking Work in Colchester

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have over 25 years of experience as a fully credentialed (private and public school) Kindergarten through 6th grade teacher. I am a reading specialist. I have a BFA in Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts. I specialize in working with gifted and talented students in visual and performing arts. I have a lot to offer creative children who are interested in the arts. I taught after school private art lessons and drama classes to K - 8th grade students for many years. I have an extensive background in the visual and performing arts. I am a member of xx. My feature film and television credits are listed on xx.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Colchester, IL?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Colchester’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Colchester Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in Illinois?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Colchester?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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